Funding for story concepts, OSIEA, deadline 14 August

Open Society Institute for Eastern Africa:

Call on creatives across Eastern Africa to submit concepts on story ideas:

COVID-19 and Eastern Africa’s Stories of Innovation, Resilience and Solidarity
Timelines/Duration: 
This will run for three months – September, October and November 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken all aspects of our lives. This spans health, economic, political, social to overall wellbeing.  In the midst of all these, the people of Eastern Africa are showing great promise in the way they are responding to this pandemic, including communities banding together to support each other through this very strange times. Many Eastern African countries have ignited their innovative instincts and have been able to take measures to bridge the medical supplies and protective gears gaps in some ways.. Governments have turned to local manufacturers and innovators to bridge these gaps. Young people in Universities are innovating to produce ventilators, community members are using their skills to produce face masks that they are distributing to community members that cannot afford them, while communities in low resourced neighborhoods are banding together to support each other to access food, sanitation services and other social amenities. Helplines are being established to support gender-based violence victims, while efforts are being made by communities to raise awareness to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in communities.

These are the stories reverberating across all Eastern Africa communities—the stories of innovation, resilience and solidarity.

Our Call and Purpose

As the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, we would like to capture these stories in different forms to inspire communities across the region and enable learning and action even as we race against time to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts.

We are therefore calling on creatives across Eastern Africa – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Rwanda—to share with us a concept note on how they might capture these stories.

These could be captured as creatively written pieces, photo stories, short video stories, poems, creative designs, artistic expressions or simply podcast conversations among others.

These will cover innovations in the fight against COVID-19, how communities are coping despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the initiatives by communities to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19, the resilience in the face of the pandemic among others.

Our Approach

We will pick two creatives per country who will submit five stories each (to have 10 stories per country) on different aspects of COVID-19 pandemic. The successful creatives will use different media to present the stories for diversity—integrating photo/short video clips to the written formats, arts among others. These stories will also cover diverse settings to ensure differentiation in terms of the experiences, coping mechanisms and responses.

How to Bid

Submit a concept giving examples of stories you would like to tell regarding COVID-19 in Eastern Africa that demonstrate innovation, resilience and solidarity. Indicate in what format you would wish to tell the story and the budget/how much it would cost you to tell the story. The concept should be 500 words or less. You can suggest up to five story ideas.

Submit the concept to romondi@osiea.org and wngunjiri@osiea.org by August 14, 2020.

Job: Communications coordinator, Sentinel Project

Reporting to the executive director, the communications coordinator will oversee the Sentinel Project’s social media platforms, website updates, newsletters, blog posts, and media outreach. LINK

As a small organization, the Sentinel Project has spent its first decade building programs in Kenya, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and South Sudan. During that time, communications work has largely been the responsibility of volunteers or team members who have other primary responsibilities. The Sentinel Project is now working to expand both its activities and geographical coverage, which means that it needs a committed communications coordinator to actively work on outreach and provide a sustained voice for the organization.

The communications coordinator position will require a total of approximately ten hours per week for content creation, social media engagement, and collaboration with other members of the Sentinel Project team. This is a contract position.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate communications strategy with members of the Sentinel Project team
  • Create and manage a real-time, collaborative editorial calendar
  • Write social media posts, blog posts, press releases, and other content for the Sentinel Project website and social media channels
  • Create and send a monthly newsletter to the organization’s existing subscriber base, which will involve drafting some content as well as editing content from contributors across the organization
  • Regularly engage the organization’s audience and community, particularly on social media, and track impact
  • Manage occasional media outreach efforts and pitch story ideas to reporters when appropriate

Requirements

  • Caring about helping people in conflict areas to defuse conflicts and prevent violence
  • Strong written communication skills, as demonstrated in your cover letter and links to samples of past work
  • Experience with creating and editing content in WordPress, Mailchimp, and other online publishing platforms
  • Comfort with using Google Apps, especially Google Drive / Docs, for online collaboration with a largely virtual team
  • Proficiency at using social media platforms in a professional capacity to engage and sustain an audience, preferably to include experience with social media analytics
  • Ability to manage workflows using databases, spreadsheets, task management tools, and other similar technologies
  • 2+ years of supporting communications efforts in either the for-profit or non-profit sector
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations, especially in a fundraising capacity, is appreciated but not required

About us

Formed in 2008, the Sentinel Project is a small, global, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting communities threatened by mass atrocities through direct cooperation with the people in harm’s way and the innovative use of technology. Our team focuses on initiatives such as building networks to stop the spread of harmful misinformation that contributes to conflict and to warn people about violence if it does happen. We are a diverse group of people who are passionate about human rights and the ways that communications technology can improve lives. If you join our team, you will be part of an emerging approach to atrocity prevention and peacebuilding and will contribute to a meaningful cause within a rapidly growing organization.

The Sentinel Project is grateful to all applicants for their interest in our organization, though if you don’t hear from us within 30 days of applying you can assume that this position has been filled. Although only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted, if you don’t hear from us right away we may still be keeping you in mind for future opportunities with our team. Our needs change constantly.

To apply

Please contact us at joinus@thesentinelproject.org with the following:

  • An updated resume or LinkedIn URL
  • A cover letter explaining how your background and expertise will ensure that you will excel in this role (include hourly wage expectations)
  • Links to articles, blog posts, social media posts, and other written materials that you’ve authored

Jobs at Penda Health

Currently available roles in Nairobi:

External Affairs:
– Head of Government Relations
– Legal Counsel

Medical Centres:
– Clinical Officer
– Laboratory Technologist
– Pharmacy Technologist

https://www.pendahealth.com/careers

Why should I apply to Penda?

  • Join an award-winning, quickly growing company
  • Countless opportunities for learning and growth
  • More than a job. We’re on a mission to transform healthcare in Kenya.
  • Work atmosphere unlike any other – you have to experience it to understand!

How do I get a job at Penda?

  • Apply. You can’t get a job with us if you don’t apply!  All applications are done online – see below.
  • We use the questions in the application to get to know you. Don’t rush through them.
  • Be open and honest through the application process.
  • Have more questions about Penda’s recruitment process? Read our FAQs here .

Job: Partnerships Specialist, UNOPS

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Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5311/19816
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, Somalia Country Office (SOCO)
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Application period 16-May-2020 to 30-May-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.


Background Information – Job-specific
The Partnerships Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing the partnership and programme development plan for the office managed by the Country Director.  This may also include new countries where UNOPS is planning to initiate or broaden operations. 

She/he  impacts on the performance of the Country Office by maintaining a robust and diverse pipeline of project opportunities, which leads to sustainable growth of the UNOPS’ presence and strengthens the achievements of UNOPS management results and the fulfillment of its mandate. 

The position will be based in Nairobi as the main donor community for Somalia are mostly based in Nairobi. The Partnerships Specialist will also be required to frequently travel to Mogadishu as part of her/his responsibility to the Somalia Country Office.
 Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director, and in close coordination with the Regional Office and the Partnerships Group, the Partnerships Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing the partnership and programme development plan for the office managed by the Country Director.  This may also include new countries where UNOPS is planning to initiate or broaden operations…

Jobs: Communications Lead, others, Coalition for Human Rights in Development (CHRD)

Are you a dynamic, empathetic and respectful communications professional with an interest in doing international human rights work?

Apply to be our Communications Lead!

Start Date: As soon as possible
Applications Due: Friday, 28th February, 2020.
Location: Global South preferred. Negotiable – Remote or can be housed within one of our member organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, MENA, or Central and Eastern Europe.
Status: Contractor – Full-time (5 days/week) or Part-time (at least 3.5 days/week)

Please see detailed job posting here.

Jobs: Senior Programme Officer, Accountant, KCDF

In an effort to promote KCDF’s mission in promoting social justice and the sustainable development of communities, we are seeking qualified individuals for the position of:   1. Senior Programme Officer  (download form)(print form)     2. Accountant (download form)(print form)

Applications by qualified candidates should be submitted only by email jobs@kcdf.or.ke addressed to the Executive Director and quoting the respective position. 

The deadline for submission for both applications must be received not later than 21st February 2020.

http://www.kcdf.or.ke/index.php/work/vacancies

Job: Program Officer, Kitui Cha Sheria

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Deadline 6 December

Kituo Cha Sheria (KITUO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to empower the poor and marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and people’s rights through advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid and education, legal representation and research. KITUO seeks to recruit, in the Advocacy, Governance and Community Partnerships (AGCP) programme; a dynamic, self driven and result oriented person.

PROGRAM OFFICER

(Ref: KCS/GIZ/LO-NRB/APP)

Reporting to the Coordinator Advocacy, Governance and Community Partnerships (AGCP) programme, he/she will carry out the following:

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct community sensitisation campaigns.
  • Conduct research that enables KITUO to build evidence base that informs community-based mediation and non-violent communication strategies.
  • Legal awareness and education to allow less-heeded groups exercise their civic rights and improve their livelihood.
  • Responsible for advising and sensitising communities on building capacities to use mediation to resolve conflicts.
  • Helping vulnerable communities to develop capacity to self advocate and lobby for legal protection.
  • Programme work and report writing.
  • Conduct regular fundraising for program sustainability.
  • Transformation of violent conflicts in the context of social inequality through methods of civil conflict management.
  • Empowering communities in taking initiative in a conflict-sensitive and target group-oriented manner.
  • Conduct trainings that enable stakeholders handle conflicts that relate to social inequality without the use of violence, thus promoting social cohesion at community level.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences such as Anthropology, Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology or equivalent qualifications with relevant training in human rights.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili are mandatory.
  • Good working knowledge of modern information, communication and technology systems.
  • Knowledge in advocacy and Fundraising experience is an added advantage

Skills: Must be proactive team player with strong communication, interpersonal and influential skills; able to demonstrate success and impact.

How to Apply: Interested candidates who meet the requirements should send their applications indicating the job reference number above. Applications should include: Cover Letter, Detailed CV, three referees one of which must be current or most recent employer, Copies of testimonials, email and day telephone contact, and an indication of present and expected remuneration.

Address the application to: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KITUO CHA SHERIA-LEGAL ADVICE CENTRE, P.O. Box 7483-00300, Ronald Ngala, Nairobi
E-mail: hr@kituochasheria.or.ke

The application must reach us on or before 6th December 2019.

Job: Analyst, mid-level, Valar

Title Kenya Analyst (Mid-Level)
Dept Information & Analysis
Type Full-Time Employee
Loctn Kenya
Travel Regional Travel Required (30%)
Reqmt Candidate Must Have or Be Able to Obtain a Kenyan Work Permit
Apply Submit Cover Letter, CV, and Writing Sample to hr@valarfrontier.com

Description

Valar seeks an exceptionally qualified individual to serve as a Kenya Analyst in support of a Kenya-based commercial client with interests predominantly focused in the coast region. The successful applicant will possess advanced analytical skills and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the political, security, cultural, and economic environment in Kenya to produce high-quality written and oral analysis from a number of open and closed sources. This position will brief Valar senior leadership and, at times, executives of current clients. The Kenya Analyst will report to the Senior Analyst under the Department of Information and Analysis in Nairobi.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE (PDF)

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JOBS: Tech-savvy folks and project wranglers, engine room

We’re looking for eager and dedicated individuals to join our core team! Specifically, we’re looking for:

  • Regional Support Team Lead to manage a team of Regional Leads who support local and national civil society in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Regional Leads work with partners to design and implement projects with tech and data components and build their long-term strategic data and tech capacity through our Matchbox programme and other regionally-focused projects.
  • A Technical Project Manager to manage tech- and data-heavy projects that seek to advance social justice, working closely with partners to ensure these projects are designed and implemented in a way that meets their needs.
  • A Project Assistant to support our team to research, design and implement projects. They will assist their colleagues in carrying out projects by conducting research and making sure projects stay on track.
  • A Technologist interested in using their technical expertise towards projects that contribute to social change. The goal of this position is to build our in-house technical capabilities in areas that could include software or web development, data science, machine learning and more. We are open to receiving applications from a wide range of individuals who have one or more technical specialisations, and we expect to at least hire one part-time team member, with the possibility of contracting with other applicants as project-based consultants.  

If any of these opportunities interest you, we invite you to apply via the links on our jobs page.

WHY JOIN US?

The Engine Room is a global team and we consider diversity to be a competency. We actively seek diverse perspectives, experiences and voices in all areas of our team and in our work. Our organisation prioritises empathy, respect, humility, flexibility, fun and a healthy work-life balance. We’re a remote team of 15 based across 4 continents. We encourage individuals from all areas of the world, backgrounds, experiences and identities to apply. We don’t have a physical office anywhere and all our staff and contractors work remotely. We highly encourage individuals from outside North America and Europe to apply.

READY TO APPLY?

The application deadline for all of these roles is July 8. Applications must be received via the links that can be found on our jobs page. Submissions received via email will not be considered.

To learn more about what it’s like to work at the Engine Room and an overview of our recruitment process, please check out our Jobs page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Anneke, our People Lead, at anneke@theengineroom.org.